SOUTH LOS ANGELES ( — Investigators Wednesday were trying to determine the cause of a fiery crash that killed three people and injured one.

The accident happened around 10:20 p.m. Tuesday in the 800 block of W. Manchester Avenue in South Los Angeles, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.

Officials say a Chrysler Sebring convertible was traveling eastbound on Manchester when it slammed into a light pole and burst into flames. Eyewitness say the vehicle swerved to avoid hitting another car and collided with the pole.

Three people were killed in the crash and fire.

Braylon Jackson survived the crash despite being ejected from the vehicle, fire officials said. He was transported to a local hospital in serious condition for surgery.

The identities of the deceased victims were not released.

Authorities say alcohol was not a factor in the crash.